Creole Prawn Blaff

Prawn blaff

Vanessa Bolosier’s Sunshine Kitchen is full of delicious Creole recipes from the islands of Guadeloupe and Martinique. Her Prawn Blaff recipe is deceptively simple, featuring prawns flavoured with a few key aromats, and yet it’s packed full of flavour, and very easy indeed to make. This quick and vibrant dish encapsulates the colours and punchy ... Read more »

Sunshine Kitchen by Vanessa Bolosier

Sunshine Kitchen by Vanessa Bolosier (cover)

Vanessa Bolosier’s Sunshine Kitchen: Delicious Creole recipes from the heart of the Caribbean is a cookbook whose photos lift your soul every time you open it. Sea turquoises, sky blues and sunshine yellows predominate, punctuated with scotch bonnet reds and vivid jewel greens. Just flip through the book and you feel Vitamin D3-ed. Never has ... Read more »

The Shed Restaurant by James Sommerin | Barry

The Shed Souffle (Raspberry with Parma Violet Ice Cream)

Barry, a few miles South West of Cardiff, may not be the most obvious location for an elegant upscale restaurant from Michelin-starred chef James Sommerin, but over the last couple of years it’s become a hotspot for food lovers thanks to Hangfire Southern Kitchen, and Goodsheds, which houses a selection of superb food and drink ... Read more »

Abergavenny | Four Delicious Delis

Inside Madame Fromage Abergavenny

When it comes to delicatessens in Abergavenny, it’s all change in the last year or so with closures and new openings transforming the town’s deli options. The good news is we have a superb range of delis selling all sorts of delicious food and drink. Check out our three town centre recommendations plus an entry ... Read more »

Vietnamese Chicken Curry With Squash | Cà Ri Gà Bí

Vietnamese Cookbook Chicken & Curry Squash

As well as recipes that we might think of as uniquely Vietnamese, Uyen Luu’s new cookbook Vietnamese also includes popular dishes that make use of ingredients and inspiration from other countries around the world. In this case, the mild curry powder gives a nod to Indian flavours, whilst ingredients such as lemongrass and fish sauce ... Read more »

Vietnamese Ginger Chicken | Gà Kho Gừng

Vietnamese Cookbook Ginger Chicken

This easy recipe for Ginger Chicken from Uyen Luu’s new cookbook Vietnamese is an absolute winner of a dish. Quick and simple to make, it’s full of bold flavours and perfect for a midweek dinner or anytime you’re craving a flavour bomb. Make sure you reduce the sauce until it’s caramelised and sticky to get ... Read more »

Vietnamese: Simple Vietnamese Food to Cook at Home by Uyen Luu

Vietnamese by Uyen Luu

Vietnamese: Simple Vietnamese Food to Cook at Home is the second book from food writer Uyen Luu, following on from her debut book, My Vietnamese Kitchen. In that first book Uyen related her personal story – including memories of younger years in Vietnam before her family moved to London, introduced readers to the culture and ... Read more »

Rocket & Rye, Cowbridge

Roast octopus, red pepper, tomato, green sauce

I rarely write about a restaurant if we visit on its first day open, but at Rocket & Rye, the experience and skills of John and Ceri Cook meant the team hit the ground running from the moment the doors opened, and we had an absolutely wonderful meal with friendly and helpful service. Based in ... Read more »

Top Twelve Dishes at Bang Bang Oriental

Chinese dumplings, from Xi Home restaurant in Bang Bang Oriental Food Court, Colindale, North West London

Bang Bang Oriental is a shiny, bold South East Asian food court in Colindale, North West London a successor to Oriental City, which closed down almost a decade before. With over 20 vendors to choose from, it can be hard to make a choice so we’re here to help with our top twelve dishes, and more. ... Read more »